Augsburg College

Oren Gateway Center

AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER
AUGSBURG COLLEGE OREN GATEWAY CENTER

Augsburg College

Oren Gateway Center

Minneapolis, Minn.

Oren Gateway Center at Augsburg College creates a distinctive entrance to the college, which was severed from its south-facing neighbors by the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1960s. The building overlooks the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus, energizing a vibrant pedestrian and transit “college corridor” and providing a positive community influence.

A multiuse facility, Oren Gateway Center serves a spectrum of needs. The four-story wing provides 106 units of loft/condo housing with underground parking. A unique, two-story concrete truss system creates an urban loft look and provides column-free, flexible design to other floors. Two of the housing floors are dedicated to Augsburg’s StepUP program, the largest on-campus recovery housing community in the nation. StepUP provides students in recovery from addiction with extra support, meeting space, and a sheltering environment to help them succeed in college.

In addition, the Center provides a blend of innovative retail space, including a branded Barnes & Noble Augsburg Bookstore and a neighborhood café. The Gage Family Art Gallery on the first floor along with community rooms provide neighbors a usable asset in their community.

Housing the college’s MBA program, the Center includes classrooms and administrative spaces. With an outdoor plaza providing a connection to the college’s Lindell Library and Hoversten Chapel, Oren Gateway Center illustrates Augsburg’s mission to combine education, faith, and service.

Size: 117,000 sq. ft.

Components: Student housing; administrative offices; classrooms; art gallery; café; retail space; underground parking garage

Completion: 2007

Steve Patrick (retired)
Steve Erickson
Dan Hottinger
Peter Mikelson
Craig Peterson
Heather Winkler